Dahlinger, Henry J. "Sonny'
Henry J. Dahlinger "Sonny", 80, of West Bend, passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 11, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Belle Fourche, S.D., on Feb. 3, 1934, to Henry and Otelia (nee Achtziger) Dahlinger. Henry was raised in South Dakota and moved to Wisconsin at the age of 12. He married Kathleen Krell on May 30, 1959, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Henry was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1957.
Henry was employed in the electrical trades. He was always busy in the garage tinkering with things when he wasn't working. Henry loved fishing. He and Kathleen enjoyed travelling. Henry loved his dog Dozer, his many granddogs and grandcat. He enjoyed going to rummage sales. Henry also loved spending time with his family.
Henry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen; children, Keith (Eunice) Dahlinger, Randall (Carol) Dahlinger, Michael Dahlinger and Douglas (Johnnie) Dahlinger; grandsons, Nicholas (Katy) Dahlinger and Ryan Dahlinger; step-grandchildren, Stacy (Mike) Birschbach, Jason (Elizabeth) Hall, Craig (Beth) Hall, Kellie (Kyle) Allie and John Burnham; step great-grandchildren, Taylor, Devyn, Bailey, Payton, Megan, Grace, Henry, Makenzie, Emilia and Rylee; brothers, Edward (Donna) Dahlinger and Harold Dahlinger; nieces; nephews; best friend and loyal beloved companion, Dozer; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Anna and George Krell; sister-in-law, Marge Bowe; and brothers-in-law, John Bowe and Eugene Krell.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend), at 5 p.m. Visitation will take place at the Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until the time of the Service. Private interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.
Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses of HCR Manor Care in Fond du Lac and St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend for their compassionate care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family
(262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.
Phillip Funeral Home
1420 Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 15, 2014